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Paying Employees in South Dakota

  • South Dakota 2022 Minimum Wage: 

    • $9.95 per hour
    • $4.975 per hour for tipped employees

    South Dakota Overtime Rules: 1.5 x’s the regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek

    South Dakota Paystub Requirements:

    • No pay stub requirement

    How often do you have to pay employees in South Dakota?

    • Employees must be paid at least once per month on a regular agreed payday.

    When is an employee’s final check due in South Dakota?

    • Voluntary resignation – wages are due by the next regular payday.
    • Involuntary termination – wages are due by the next regular payday.

    South Dakota Withholding Tax 

    • N/A – no state income tax

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    South Dakota Unemployment Tax

    South Dakota Unemployment Tax Registration

    South Dakota Unemployment Tax Employer Liabilities

    • New employer rate: 1.2% plus .55% investment fee
    • 2022 Wage Base: $15,000

    South Dakota Unemployment Tax Due Dates

    • Return and payment are due quarterly on the last day of the month following the end of the reporting period

    South Dakota New Hire Reporting

    • Employers can report new hires online using the SD New Hire Reporting portal
    • New Hire Reporting Center
      PO Box 4700
      Aberdeen, SD 57402-4700
    • Phone: (888) 827-6078
    • Fax: (888) 835-8659

    South Dakota Child Support

    • Employers can remit South Dakota child support payments via EFT
    • South Dakota Department of Social Services
      Division of Child Support
      Child Support Payment Center
      700 Governors Drive, Suite 84
      Pierre, SD 57501
    • Phone: (605) 773-3165

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